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by Lavaine
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Omega Speedmaster rumour
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Omega Speedmaster rumour

Lance, I know exactly where you saw it. Bobby is crebible, but prone to bouts of dramatism. To be fair, it was sensational journalism at it's finest, not unlike some of his pronouncements of amazing new brands or exclusive models. The CURRENT Speedmaster Professional models are being discontinued. T...
by Lavaine
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Bremont Hawking
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Bremont Hawking

It's a fine looking watch (and a truly stunning display back), but this trend of putting broken bits of cars, planes and desks in watches to justify inflated prices needs to end. It's just silly.
by Lavaine
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Design DNA of Christopher Ward
Replies: 37
Views: 1392

Re: The Design DNA of Christopher Ward

I think Neil and Viognier have nailed it. The new CW "DNA" should be based on the lightcatcher case, with a distinct but consistent design language in each line. Being 15 years old now, I think CW needs to start looking at a longer lifespan in is designs. The lightcatcher case (with updates if warra...
by Lavaine
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Incredible miniature engineering in a watch
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Incredible miniature engineering in a watch

Impressive. Tacky, but impressive. Of course, if this was from CW, it would have had bits of wrecked Chiron in it. Agreed, but it would be half the price at least. :lol: I didn't look at the price of it (if you have to ask...), but I'm guessing the CW version would be closer to 1% of the price.
by Lavaine
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Design DNA of Christopher Ward
Replies: 37
Views: 1392

Re: The Design DNA of Christopher Ward

Interesting topic, and one I've thought about often. I think that the brand DNA has changed over the years, and TBH, I'm not sure exactly what it is right now. With the early models (C1, C3, C5) the family resemblance was strong, and their was a clear design language. Simple cases with a specific lu...
by Lavaine
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: My Leather Key Fob
Replies: 9
Views: 546

Re: My Leather Key Fob

Nice looking product, but I won't be ordering one. It's much too large for my needs. With electronic locks on the house and garage, and keyless entry/starting on the car, the only key I carry is the fob for the car, and it stays in my pocket all the time. I wouldn't mind a small leather case for the...
by Lavaine
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Straps
Topic: 18mm on a 19mm lug width
Replies: 19
Views: 346

Re: 18mm on a 19mm lug width

The short answer on using 18mm straps on a 19mm watch is maybe. The long answer is that it depends on the strap. My own experience with a recently acquired 19mm watch is that not all 18mm straps are the same width. Some of my 18's look ok on the watch. Others leave visible gaps. 20mm straps generall...
by Lavaine
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Blue Limited Edition
Replies: 97
Views: 3810

Re: C60 Blue Limited Edition

Apologies if this has been asked and answered elsewhere (I couldn't see anything on this thread) but what is it about a Sapphire dial that it needs or shows 2 screw heads at the 3 and 9 positions? Normally a dial has feet on the back that slot into holes in the movement to help position the dial co...
by Lavaine
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Blue Limited Edition
Replies: 97
Views: 3810

Re: C60 Blue Limited Edition

I'm pleasantly surprised by how tastefully all the elements hang together on this watch. The waves on the dial make it much nicer than the C60 Sapphire. I didn't really like the nakedness of the unfinished movement showing through the Sapphire dial. In contrast, the waves in BLUE hide some of that ...
by Lavaine
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Incredible miniature engineering in a watch
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Incredible miniature engineering in a watch

Impressive. Tacky, but impressive. Of course, if this was from CW, it would have had bits of wrecked Chiron in it.
by Lavaine
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A huge thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 725

Re: A huge thanks

Looks great Jamie. That picture captures the lines of the lightcatcher case nicely too.
by Lavaine
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: C60 Blue Limited Edition
Replies: 97
Views: 3810

Re: C60 Blue Limited Edition

That strap =D>
Wonder if it will be available separately?
by Lavaine
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY Movement swap?
Replies: 8
Views: 388

Re: DIY Movement swap?

1) buy a SS C60
2) swap movements/dials. Hands too if you want, but the C60 Bronze hands wouldn't look good in a SS case IMO.
3) sell the new custom C60 Bronze
by Lavaine
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A huge thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 725

Re: A huge thanks

Congratulations Jamie. You've probably figured out by now, but we expect pictures!
by Lavaine
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swapping out Quartz for Mechanical
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Swapping out Quartz for Mechanical

I THINK my auto and my fathers quartz C5's share the same thickness case back, so you are probably ok there. The challenge is going to be the movement holder and handset. A different movement holder is a definite, and different hands are almost a certainty due to differing sizes of holes. Enjoy it a...